Karl Leonhard Reinhold

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[Revised entry by Dan Breazeale and John Walsh on September 21, 2022.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
Karl Leonhard Reinhold (1757 – 1823), Austrian philosopher and first occupant of the chair on Critical Philosophy established at the University of Jena in 1787, first achieved fame as a proponent of popular Enlightenment and as an early and effective popularizer of the Kantian philosophy. During his period at the University of Jena (1787 – 94), Reinhold proclaimed the need for a more “scientific” and systematic presentation of the Critical philosophy, one based upon a single, self-evident first principle. In…

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